Christchurch gets ready for Electric Avenue

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Feb 23, 2024 |

Photo: Ingmar Wei. Electric Avenue’s 2023 sold-out festival was a financial success with almost half of ticket holders coming from outside the region.

With 35 artists across four stages, this 12-hour marathon music and arts festival is ready to set Christchurch’s Hagley Park alive.

The Chemical Brothers, Six60, Hybrid Minds, L.A.B and Shapeshifter are just some of the acts performing at Electric Avenue which runs from 11am – 11pm tomorrow.

Held annually on the last Saturday of summer, Electric Avenue brings some of the world’s most acclaimed artists to Christchurch in New Zealand’s largest one-day music festival.

Headliners from previous years include international renowned acts such as Flume, Rudimental, Dizzee Rascal alongside many other up-and-coming artists. 

Electric Avenue Team Event Director Callam Mitchell said, “In 2024, Electric Avenue celebrates its ninth year at Hagley Park February 24th and continues to bring some of the world’s most acclaimed electronic and dance musicians in from around the world, and this summer is no different.”

“Building on the success of last year, we have lured the headlining Chemical Brothers in for a one-show-only appearance down under, alongside Kiwi favourites Six60, Shapeshifter, LAB, Synthony and so many more. Hagley Park is the perfect location to hold this festival and we love how Christchurch really get in behind the local acts.” Mitchell said.

Head of Major Events at ChristchurchNZ Karena Finnie said, “ChristchurchNZ invests in major events like Electric Avenue that are proven to generate significant positive economic impact for Christchurch.”

Last year’s event sold out with a record 37,842 attendees, with 47 percent of ticket holders coming from outside the region generating close to 40,000 visitor nights in the city.

Additionally, there was $5,613,848 of visitor expenditure attributed to the event, at an average of $313 per visitor.  

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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